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Arab Countries

  1. Arab Countries
  2. Caribbean Union of Teachers
  3. Council of Pacific Education

The Arab Countries Cross-regional Structure brings together education unions from Arabic speaking countries in the Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

The cross-regional structure facilitates cooperation among members, helping education unions join forces and exchange best practices to address their common challenges.

To find out more about our work in Arab countries, please click here.

  1. COVID-19: Education unions stand united and mobilise

    Facing the pandemic: Educators lead in solidarity for an equitable recovery

    14 July 2021
  2. Equity and inclusion 17 March 2022

    Gender equality and climate justice in the spotlight at the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

    The 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) opened on March 14 at UN headquarters in New York, as well as online across the world, with a focus on “achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of...

    Gender equality and climate justice in the spotlight at the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
  3. Leading the profession

    Global framework of professional teaching standards

    Jointly developed by Education International and UNESCO

    4 November 2019

    The joint Education International/ UNESCO framework on the development of professional teaching standards aims to improve teacher quality, teaching and learning, as well as support the implementation and monitoring of the teacher target in the Education 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and specifically Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4).

    Global framework of professional teaching standards
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  4. Trade union rights are human rights 13 September 2016

    International solidarity helps Iraqi teachers organise

    The Iraqi Teachers’ Union received a recent boost to its organisational efforts through a workshop organised by Education International's Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure and the British National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers.

    International solidarity helps Iraqi teachers organise
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees

    Francine Menashy, Zeena Zakharia

    14 April 2017

    While education in emergencies has risen as a policy priority in the mandates of international organizations (Menashy and Dryden-Peterson, 2015), the share of total overseas development assistance to education has declined sharply in recent years, with funding persistently low in conflict-affected states (UNESCO, 2015; 2016).

    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees
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  6. Trade union rights are human rights 16 May 2011

    Iraq withdraws recognition of trade unions

    Education International (EI) has condemned the recent interference of the Iraqi government in the internal affairs of the Iraqi trade unions.

    Iraq withdraws recognition of trade unions
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 February 2021

    Iraq: Academics’ freedom and trade union rights under attack

    The Association of Iraqi Academics (AIA) has warned against the abrogation of the law allowing Iraqi academics to perform trade union activities. It has also called for solidarity with them and support for their rights of association and organisation.

    Iraq: Academics’ freedom and trade union rights under attack
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 February 2017

    Iraq: building peace and understanding through art

    Education union members in Kurdistan’s Iraqi region have shown their willingness, through a joint teachers’ and students’ art and handicraft exhibition, to work together towards building peace and understanding across their region and country.

    Iraq: building peace and understanding through art
  9. Climate action and literacy 22 November 2021

    Iraq: Climate change, a top priority for educators

    Acknowledging that climate change is one of the most important global issues, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has reaffirmed its commitment to push the regional government to insert climate change education into the curriculum and to take other necessary measures on climate change.

    Iraq: Climate change, a top priority for educators
  10. Union renewal and development 1 July 2010

    Iraq: Cooperation delivers quality training for Iraqi teachers

    A long planned programme for training and development of teacher trade unionism in Iraq has begun under the expert guidance of NASUWT, an EI affiliate in Britain.

    Iraq: Cooperation delivers quality training for Iraqi teachers
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 October 2020

    Iraq: Education union demands improvements in the education sector

    On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) called on the government to improve educators’ working and living conditions and the quality of education at all levels.

    Iraq: Education union demands improvements in the education sector
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 18 May 2020

    Iraq: Education union fights for payment of educators’ salaries

    Education International firmly supports educators in Iraqi Kurdistan struggling to get salaries paid and condemns the brutal crackdown on their peaceful demonstrations by security forces.

    Iraq: Education union fights for payment of educators’ salaries
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 16 April 2020

    Iraq: Education union mobilises to support teachers and students during pandemic

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union has been working tirelessly to ensure the safety of school communities, secure financial support for educators and continued education for students.

    Iraq: Education union mobilises to support teachers and students during pandemic
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 August 2019

    Iraq: education union reaffirms commitment to quality public education for all in Kurdistan

    At its 30th Executive Council meeting, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union emphasised the need for the Iraqi region’s public authorities to ensure quality teacher training, a quality education environment and counter the rampant privatisation in the sector.

    Iraq: education union reaffirms commitment to quality public education for all in Kurdistan
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 January 2016

    Iraq: education union rolls up sleeves to tackle infrastructure issues

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union has announced a major project to enhance the housing situation of Kurdish teachers and education employees, cooperating with over 20 companies in the construction sector to build 17,000 units of accommodation, mostly apartments.

    Iraq: education union rolls up sleeves to tackle infrastructure issues